FLOCKA HAD SOME THINGS TO GET OFF OF HIS CHEST!! VIDEO INSIDE!!
Maroon 5 hasn’t even officially landed the Super Bowl halftime show gig, and they are already facing the backlash.
The decision for Adam Levine and gang to headline the February show in Atlanta is being called a “safe choice” and is being compared to Justin Timberlake scoring the gig last year, a performance that was underwhelming. But there are other reasons people hoped it would be someone else onstage. A major one is that Atlanta is known for its hip-hop scene, and some — leading with rapper Waka Flocka Flame — would have liked to see a black artist, or artists, headline.
“I think for the Super Bowl you should have someone from Atlanta representing Atlanta,” the rapper told a specific source. “Just because the Super Bowl’s here we can give them that spice. I think they should have someone like Migos, Future, somebody, I could come play ‘Hard in da Paint’, somebody. … They need somebody from Atlanta in it, it’s only right.” He added, “It’s not fair, but it’s the NFL we’re talking about.”
Waka, who was careful not to dis Maroon 5, calling them “legend,” went on to point out that black men have made a fortune for the NFL — and that that should be a consideration. “They should have been like: ‘You know something, the majority of our players are from this kind of culture, the majority of our players made us this amount of money,’” he said. “You come into the biggest ‘black state’ in America, why wouldn’t you let a black artist perform and show the world that we’re progressing.”
Check out Waka’s Rant below!